Durham delight as Sangakkara announces signing

Durham Times: Sangakkara takes top honours

7:17pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

SRI Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara confirmed he will join Durham, but he might be available for only two County Championship matches.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day three, tea)

4:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

IN his seventh first-class game Usman Arshad bagged his first four-wicket haul as Durham dismissed Northants for 378.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day three, lunch)

2:39pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DURHAM would probably have settled for taking four wickets this morning after coming under fire in the first half hour.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day two, tea)

4:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

WHEN the No 9 batsman, with a previous best score of 35, plunders 65 off 62 balls it’s a fair indication that conditions are favouring the batsmen.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day two, lunch)

1:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

DURHAM cashed in on the first day’s hard graft by progressing to 404 for eight this morning, adding 139 runs for the loss of three wickets.

Northamptonshire v Durham: LV= County Championship (Day One)

Durham Times: GOOD START: Michael Richardson of Durham batting on the first day of the LV County Championship Division One match at the County Ground, Northampton

11:01am Monday 14th April 2014

DURHAM’S two South Africans have evidently wintered well and were glad to have the sun on their backs as they laid a firm platform at Northampton yesterday.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day one, tea)

3:51pm Sunday 13th April 2014

DURHAM’S South African duo, Keaton Jennings and Michael Richardson, made half-centuries as the champions reached 174 for three from 64 overs at tea.

Northamptonshire v Durham (day one)

1:08pm Sunday 13th April 2014

DURHAM reached 70 for two from 31 overs on a sunny opening morning of their first LV County Championship match of the season at Northampton.

Arshad is confident of making an impact

Durham Times: Durham University batsman Liam Dickson faces a ball from Durham bowler Usman Arshad in the match at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday

10:32am Friday 11th April 2014

A FIRST-CLASS debut, the LV= County Championship title and a new contract all within two months of each other – it’s no wonder Usman Arshad is confident of starring across all formats for Durham this season.

Cautious optimism for Championship defence - Around the Wicket

Durham Times: File photo dated 12/09/2013 of Durham's Usman Arshad. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 31, 2014. In a handful of matches at the end of Durham's championship-winning 2013 summer, all-rounder Arshad made an instant impact as a signi

4:34pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WITH the threat of frost being scraped from car windows in the morning barely alleviated, we return once more to the cricket season and what we laughingly refer to as summer.

Durham are held to draw by University

Durham Times: DEFENSIVE: Durham University batsman Liam Dickson faces Durham bowler Usman Arshad Pictures: ANDY LAMB

11:48am Thursday 10th April 2014

DURHAM ran into some steely resolve yesterday after reducing Durham University to 65 for six at Chester-le- Street.

Collingwood’s ton

Durham Times: CENTURIAN: Durham captain Paul Collingwood plays this ball safe on his way to 102 against Durham University yesterday

10:39am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE first sound of leather on willow is always pleasing and for Paul Collingwood the chance to get bat on ball was very welcome yesterday after a winter of coaching.

Wood is hopeful of making a return

Durham Times: NEW DEAL: Mark Wood has signed a three-year contract extension for Durham

1:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DURHAM’S England Lions paceman Mark Wood hopes to be back in action by the end of the week after a frustrating winter.

Durham seamer Graham Onions signs new contract with county champions

Durham Times: IF THE CAP FITS: Grahame Onions meets the media at the Emirates Durham ICG yesterday

5:30pm Monday 7th April 2014

DURHAM bowler Graham Onions has signed a new two-year contract extension with Durham, committing himself until the end of the 2017 season.

Durham hoping to land Sangakkara

11:26am Monday 7th April 2014

DURHAM are hoping to pull off a thrilling coup by signing former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara for an early part of the cricket season.

Stoneman will lead Durham out as their one-day captain

Durham Times: IN CHARGE: Mark Stoneman will continue his role as one-day captain having taken over from Dale Benkenstein last year

4:31pm Friday 4th April 2014

DURHAM have confirmed that Mark Stoneman is now their official one-day captain.

Collingwood back to skipper Durham

Durham Times: DURHAM RETURN: Captain Paul Collingwood

11:41am Friday 4th April 2014

PAUL Collingwood will be at the helm when Durham begin their final preparation for the defence of the County Championship title against Durham University at Chester-le- Street on Monday.

Rushworth’s dry challenge

Durham Times: CHARITY CHALLENGE: Durham fast bowler Chris Rushworth

10:52am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FROM village green to Test arena, it has always been taken as read that fast bowlers would replace their lost fluids by supping a few pints of ale.

Lewis to welcome Hastings from IPL

11:52am Tuesday 25th March 2014

DURHAM coach Jon Lewis believes the overseas signing of powerful Australian allrounder John Hastings will help him get the best out of the club’s promising young bowlers this summer.

Breese may be blowing away

Durham Times: ON THE SIDELINES? Gareth Breese has been forced to stay behind while Durham open their season in Abu Dhabi

12:50pm Friday 21st March 2014

GARETH BREESE’S prospects of playing any more first-class cricket for Durham have been dealt a blow by his late withdrawal from the squad for the MCC v Champions match in Abu Dhabi.

Hastings is on his way to Durham after IPL season

Durham Times: DURHAM BOUND: John Hastings

10:29am Tuesday 18th March 2014

DURHAM’S search for an overseas seam bowler who can also score useful runs to bolster their depleted squad has led them to John Hastings, who has played one Test for Australia.

Durham land Aussie Hastings

1:32pm Monday 17th March 2014

Durham have announced Australian bowling all-rounder John Hastings as their overseas signing for this season.

Durham target key overseas signing

Durham Times: NO EASING UP: Jon Lewis insists Paul Collingwood is aiming to play for Durham throughout the summer, his final season as a player

8:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

DURHAM are confident of signing an overseas player for the full season, although he would be unlikely to accompany them to Abu Dhabi for the MCC v Champions match starting on March 23.

Sehwag to skipper MCC against Durham

12:00am Friday 21st February 2014

BIG-HITTING India batsman Virender Sehwag will captain MCC in the annual Champion County match against Durham in Abu Dhabi, starting on March 23.

Vaughan hails appointment of Paul Collingwood to England coaching team

Durham Times: Paul Collingwood

12:26am Friday 14th February 2014

FORMER captain Michael Vaughan has hailed the appointment of Paul Collingwood to the England coaching staff.

Durham left short by shock departure

Durham Times: SUPERB FORM: Dale Benkenstein, in action for Durham in 2011. He is now employed as a batting consultant for Sunfoil Dolphins, in South Africa

11:23am Friday 14th February 2014

DURHAM will step up their search for an overseas player following the decision of excaptain Dale Benkenstein to take up a coaching role with Hampshire.

Benkenstein, the best signing by far, will prove a startling loss

Durham Times: SHOULDER INJURY: Dale Benkenstein

11:27am Friday 14th February 2014

DALE Benkenstein was comfortably the best signing Durham ever made, while Paul Collingwood has been their most valuable homeproduced player.

Benkenstein leaves Durham to become Hampshire's new head coach

Durham Times: SHOULDER INJURY: Dale Benkenstein

1:12pm Thursday 13th February 2014

DALE BENKENSTEIN has left Durham to become the new head coach of Hampshire.

Durham ponder overseas options

8:00am Wednesday 12th February 2014

DURHAM will take a close interest in today's Indian Premier League auction with a view to putting in a bid of their own for an overseas man.

Onions gets a welcome England call

8:00am Monday 10th February 2014

DURHAM'S Graham Onions has been summoned to Sri Lanka to join the England Lions squad as a replacement for his county colleague Mark Wood.

Durham sign Ireland international

Durham Times:

4:34pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

DURHAM have signed Ireland international Stuart Poynter on a two-year deal after the wicketkeeper impressed for the county's second XI in the second half of last season.

Collingwood committed to Durham

12:00am Tuesday 7th January 2014

PAUL Collingwood has confirmed his commitment to Scotland for the next month and to Durham next summer amid calls for him to be handed an England role.

England turn to Durham prospects for salvation

12:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

WHEN England clinched the Ashes series amid jubilant scenes at Chester-le-Street in August it could not have been foreseen that by the turn of the year two young Durham all-rounders would be trying to prevent a whitewash in the return.

Collingwood gets Scotland top job

Durham Times: NEW ROLE: Durham captain Paul Collingwood is now joint head coach of Scotland

6:50am Tuesday 31st December 2013

PAUL Collingwood has been promoted to joint head coach by Scotland as they prepare to tackle the World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand.

Durham are weakened by Borthwick’s call-up

Durham Times: ENGLAND CALL: Durham’s Scott Borthwick

11:26am Tuesday 24th December 2013

DURHAM were yesterday handed further cause to be concerned about the continuing strength of their title-winning team when Scott Borthwick was called up to join the England squad.

Collingwood’s team loses play-off

Durham Times: PLAY-OFF LOSS: Paul Collingwood

11:07am Friday 29th November 2013

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood was unable to inspire Scotland to a place in next year’s World Twenty20 Cup in Bangladesh as they lost a play-off against the Netherlands yesterday.

Onions has not given up hope of playing in the Ashes

11:20am Thursday 28th November 2013

GRAHAM ONIONS starts his second first-class game for the Dolphins today, hoping it goes better than the first.

Durham get a tough start

Durham Times: REPEAT PERFORMANCE? Durham captain Paul Collingwood got his hands on the LV County Championship last season

10:26am Wednesday 27th November 2013

CHAMPIONS Durham will play all but three of their 16 four-day matches next season on Test grounds. And they have been handed a nightmare schedule in the new 50- over competition.

Durham and Yorkshire cricket fixtures announced for 2014 season

Durham Times:

9:30am Tuesday 26th November 2013

The fixtures for Durham County Cricket Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club were announced this morning for the 2014 season.

Wood can offer a different dimension

12:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

MARK Wood may not fit England's fast-bowling model of the moment, but with a legendary beanpole for an idol the Durham man is confident he can offer a different dimension.

Durham duo sign contract extensions

Durham Times: BIG TRIP: Phil Mustard

12:00pm Thursday 7th November 2013

DURHAM have announced that Phil Mustard and Keaton Jennings have signed contract extensions with the reigning county champions.

Durham have high hopes for Arshad

Durham Times: SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS: Durham bowler Graham Onions was yesterday unveiled as a Natal Dolphins player, where he will link up in South Africa with his Durham team-mate Dale Benkenstein

10:30am Friday 25th October 2013

DURHAM have handed Usman Arshad a full contract for next season in the hope that he can follow in the footsteps of Ben Stokes.

Durham's old boys scattered around the county circuit

8:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

WHILE Durham bask in the glory of three county titles in six seasons, they can also reflect that the number of their ex-players with other counties will reach double figures next season.

Mustard on his bike to Lord's for charity

Durham Times: CHARITY BIKE RIDE: Durham's Phil Mustard

12:00am Friday 18th October 2013

DURHAM'S Phil Mustard will be among a 70-strong group of cyclists setting out from Lumley Castle today, raising money for charity on a five-day ride to Lord's.

A memorable year for umpire Gough

9:10am Wednesday 16th October 2013

MICHAEL Gough the cricketer made it to international standard; now the umpire is hitting his straps again on the big stage.

Durham ace Harmison calls it quits

Durham Times: RIDICULOUS OMMISION: Steve Harmison

10:09am Sunday 6th October 2013

FORMER England bowler Steve Harmison has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect.

Patience the key for Durham spinner Borthwick

Durham Times: WAITING GAME: Scott Borthwick

12:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

FORMER England batsman Allan Lamb believes it will be a while before Scott Borthwick earns a Test call with the flavour of the month still a pace bowling all-rounder not a spinning one.

New role for Durham skipper Collingwood

Durham Times: Paul Collingwood

1:03pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

Durham captain Paul Collingwood will join Scotland's coaching team this winter.

Stokes lifts prestigious cricket award

Durham Times: TOP HONOUR: Ben Stokes

10:17am Tuesday 1st October 2013

BEN STOKES has been named the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year.

Sussex v Durham (final day, lunch)

1:12pm Friday 27th September 2013

DURHAM have signed 22-year-old Ireland wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter to provide cover for Phil Mustard now that Michael Richardson is regarded purely as a batsman.

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